TWO major UK retailers are expected to drop huge PlayStation 5 restocks this week.
Both GAME UK and Smyths Toys could restock the sold out console as early as today, according to stock trackers on social media.
The PS5 has been largely sold out since it hit shelves last NovemberCredit: sony/the sun
Other retailers that could drop stock on their online store this month include Very, ASDA and John Lewis.
The rumours come from Twitter account @PS5Instant, one of the web’s most popular PlayStation stock trackers.
According to the account, The GAME UK release is expected to happen between July 6 and July 15.
Smyths, on the other hand, is due a restock July 9 and July 16.
Gamers are still struggling to get their hands on the largely sold out PlayStation 5Credit: Rex
Another retailer, Amazon UK, is rumoured to be releasing more consoles later this month, around July 14.
As well as the dates of each drop, PS5Instant gave the times that each restock is expected to hit each website.
“Next Amazon PS5 shipment is expected between 13-21st July- big shipment. EXCLUSIVE: Smyth PS5 Restock arriving 9-16th July (8-1pm),” the Twitter account wrote.
“GAME 6-15th July (9-11am) as we previously posted. Most likely 6-8th.”
Of course, the retailers have made no official announcements on their next PS5 restocks, so take the rumours with a pinch of salt for now.
Restock-tracking Twitter accounts commonly rely a network of sources to reveal stock drops ahead of time – and not all of them are reliable.
Sony released the PlayStation 5 worldwide in November 2020.
The full PS5 costs £449/$499, while a Digital Edition without a disc tray is priced at £359/$399.
Stocks remain low at stores across the globeCredit: Rex
They’re up against the Xbox Series X (£449) and Xbox Series S (£249), which also hit shelves last November.
All four consoles have been sold out around the world, with stock seesawing in and out of availability over the past few months.
Stocks of the next-gen consoles remain in scant supply due to a worldwide shortage of the microchips used to power them.
It’s gotten so bad, that Sony recently confirmed it plans to sell PS5s direct to customers in the UK this year for the first time.
Sales will take place through the PlayStation Direct store, which is launching in Europe by March 2022.
PlayStation boss Jim Ryan recently claimed that it would be much easier to get a PS5 from July onwards as production of the console accelerates.
The PS5 launched with major exclusive games like Spider-Man Miles Morales and a revamped version of Dark Souls for players to enjoy.
Xbox gamers, on the other hand, have a new Halo title to look forward to later this year.
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